Project Focus on Integrating Newcomers through Education (FINE) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Trust for general operating support. This funding will be used to enhance and improve organizational effectiveness in three areas: staff development, community engagement, and fostering a culture of welcoming in the region.
The Otto Bremer Trust (OBT), based in St. Paul, Minn., is a private charitable trust established in 1944 by founder Otto Bremer, a successful banker and community business leader. OBT owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank and also manages a diversified investment portfolio. The mission of OBT is to invest in people, places and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Since its inception, OBT has invested more than $600 million in organizations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin. Visit ottobremer.org.
Project FINE appreciates the continued support of the Otto Bremer Trust, as working together it is able to further its organizational mission: to strengthen and enrich the community by facilitating the integration of people who are ethnically diverse.